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`ptx': Produce permuted indexes

   `ptx' reads a text file and essentially produces a permuted index,
with each keyword in its context.  The calling sketch is either one of:

     ptx [OPTION ...] [FILE ...]
     ptx -G [OPTION ...] [INPUT [OUTPUT]]

   The `-G' (or its equivalent: `--traditional') option disables all
GNU extensions and revert to traditional mode, thus introducing some
limitations, and changes several of the program's default option values.
When `-G' is not specified, GNU extensions are always enabled.  GNU
extensions to `ptx' are documented wherever appropriate in this
document.  For the full list, see Note: Compatibility in ptx.

   Individual options are explained in incoming sections.

   When GNU extensions are enabled, there may be zero, one or several
FILE after the options.  If there is no FILE, the program reads the
standard input.  If there is one or several FILE, they give the name of
input files which are all read in turn, as if all the input files were
concatenated.  However, there is a full contextual break between each
file and, when automatic referencing is requested, file names and line
numbers refer to individual text input files.  In all cases, the
program produces the permuted index onto the standard output.

   When GNU extensions are _not_ enabled, that is, when the program
operates in traditional mode, there may be zero, one or two parameters
besides the options.  If there is no parameters, the program reads the
standard input and produces the permuted index onto the standard output.
If there is only one parameter, it names the text INPUT to be read
instead of the standard input.  If two parameters are given, they give
respectively the name of the INPUT file to read and the name of the
OUTPUT file to produce.  _Be very careful_ to note that, in this case,
the contents of file given by the second parameter is destroyed.  This
behaviour is dictated only by System V `ptx' compatibility, because GNU
Standards discourage output parameters not introduced by an option.

   Note that for _any_ file named as the value of an option or as an
input text file, a single dash `-' may be used, in which case standard
input is assumed.  However, it would not make sense to use this
convention more than once per program invocation.

General options in ptx
Options which affect general program behaviour.
Charset selection in ptx
Underlying character set considerations.
Input processing in ptx
Input fields, contexts, and keyword selection.
Output formatting in ptx
Types of output format, and sizing the fields.
Compatibility in ptx

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